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Lizards in an Evolutionary TreeEcology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles$
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Jonathan Losos

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255913

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001

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Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Anole Life History and Population Biology

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Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

Jonathan B. Losos

University of California Press

This chapter reviews the basic aspects of anole population biology and life history and the role of anoles in the ecosystem, discussing reproduction, growth, dispersal, life span and survival rates, predation, parasites, population density and constancy, and diet. In some cases, such as diet, considerable diversity exists within and among anole species. The chapter explores this diversity, explaining its ecological and evolutionary significance.

Keywords:   population biology, life history, reproduction, growth, dispersal, life span, survival, predation, parasites, population density

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